NPD: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon Sword and Shield are best-sellers for February 2020

The NPD Group has revealed which games were top sellers in the U.S. for February 2020, including Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The full results in each relevant category are as follows:

The top 20 best-selling games of the month in the U.S.

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  2. NBA 2K20
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  5. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  6. Mario Kart 8*
  7. Ring Fit Adventure
  8. Madden NFL 20
  9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  10. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  11. Minecraft#
  12. Luigi’s Mansion 3*
  13. Red Dead Redemption II
  14. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  15. Pokemon Sword*
  16. Just Dance 2020
  17. FIFA 20
  18. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  19. Need for Speed: Heat
  20. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*

* Digital sales not included
^ Steam sales not included
# Minecraft digital sales on Xbox and PlayStation included

Top 10 games so far this year

  1. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  3. NBA 2K20
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Madden NFL 20
  6. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  7. Mario Kart 8*
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  9. Ring Fit Adventure
  10. Minecraft#

Top 10 games of the last 12 months

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  2. NBA 2K20
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. Borderlands 3
  5. Mortal Kombat 11
  6. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  7. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  10. Mario Kart 8*

Top 10 Nintendo Switch games in February 2020

  1. Mario Kart 8*
  2. Ring Fit Adventure
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  4. Luigi’s Mansion 3*
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  6. Pokemon Sword*
  7. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  8. Just Dance 2020
  9. Super Mario Party*
  10. Pokemon Shield*

“February 2020 tracked spending across Video Game Hardware, Software, Accessories and Game Cards totaled $755 million, declining 29% when compared to a year ago,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. “Late cycle hardware dynamics for PS4 and Xbox One as well as a lighter new release software slate drove the variance.”

“Dollar sales of tracked video game software fell 36% in February compared to a year ago, to $307 million,” said Piscatella. “Declines were driven by the new release slate. Year-to-date software sales fell 33 percent when compared to prior year, to $618 million.”

“No new release video game of February 2020 reached the top 20 best-sellers chart. The best-selling new release of the month was The Yakuza Remastered Collection, placing as the 33rd best-selling game of the month.”

Source: VentureBeat.com

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